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Pediatric Rheumatology Clinical Scholar

Apply now Work type: CE - Clinician Educator
Location: Stanford University
Categories: School of Medicine

The Stanford Department of Pediatrics is committed to advancing the health of infants, children, and adolescents through innovative medical care, research, education, training, and advocacy. With over 400 pediatricians and pediatric subspecialties, our department is one of the largest in the Stanford University School of Medicine. Ranked among the top in the nation by US News and World Report, we attract medical students, interns, postdoctoral scholars, residents, fellows, and faculty from around the world. We offer broad-based training in general pediatrics, critical care and pediatric subspecialties within a variety of ambulatory, inpatient and community settings. Integrated with our educational activities, these programs provide hands-on learning to equip our graduates with the skills they'll need as future advocates of children's health.

The Department of Pediatrics is a dynamic, stimulating place to work and because we are focused on growth and improved excellence, our faculty and staff have particularly challenging and rewarding roles.

At this time, the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology in the Department of Pediatrics at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital/Stanford University School of Medicine is recruiting a 1-2 years position as a faculty scholar who intends to be dedicated to the field of immuno-psychiatry and is interested in gaining specialized expertise in clinical care of children/adolescents with Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome(PANS/PANDAS), Sydenham’s Chorea, post-infectious/autoimmune psychiatric disorders, and associated autoimmune conditions including arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, lupus, etc. The incumbent will be classified as a Clinician Instructor and mentorship will be provided by core clinicians and faculty in Pediatrics and Psychiatry within the Immune Behavioral Health (IBH) Clinic, overseen by Clinical Professor of Pediatrics-Rheumatology, Stanford PANS Research Program Director and IBH Medical Director, Jennifer Frankovich, MD MS. Academic line will be determined by the qualification and experience of the successful candidate.

We expect the successful candidate to participate primarily in the care of patients under the care of the IBH  service within the Division of Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology. The goal of this position is to provide comprehensive training and mentorship focused on the development of advanced clinical skills in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of this complex patient population. Teachings will be inclusive of:

  • specialized diagnostic tests and instruments, physical, neurological, rheumatological, and dermatological examinations.
  • work ups of differential diagnoses of all inflammatory brain conditions, systemic inflammatory conditions associated with psychiatric symptoms, rare and common infectious diseases known to trigger inflammatory disease, immunodeficiency syndromes, and immunogenetic conditions.
  • administration of commonly used anti-inflammatories, immunomodulation, psychotropics, and behavioral interventions. 
  • Longitudinal care management strategies; transition from pediatric to adult care


 Ideal candidates will be curious, flexible, resilient, and willing to learn to administer and manage the care for patients with PANS.  Candidates should be dedicated to the field of immuno-psychiatry, have an understanding or curiosity in basic cognitive behavior therapy and psychotic management, and be willing to manage psychiatric disorders such as OCD and anxiety. All candidates, regardless of background and expertise, must also be willing to learn how to manage pharmacological interventions such as immunomodulation, IVIG, Rituximab, other DMARD therapy including methotrexate, sulfasalazine, etc. The candidate will also be trained and expected utilize electronic questionnaires and REDCap to track patients/clinical data to improve future decision making. Active and ongoing involvement in clinical research projects will be strongly encouraged.

Your responsibilities will include: We expect the successful candidate to participate primarily in the care of patients under the care of IBH clinical inpatient and outpatient service.  Upon completion of this clinical experience, the expectation is that the candidate will have expertise to further disseminate evidence-based practices in PANS/PANDAS to new academic and community medical settings in the State of North Carolina.

Successful candidates should have an MD or equivalent degree with board eligibility or board certification in Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Pediatrics, Immunology, Neurology, or other related discipline. Candidate must have medical licensure in California by the appointment start date.

Applications will be reviewed beginning Februrary 1, 2023 and accepted until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

At Stanford, we strive to ensure that a diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, genders, political and religious beliefs, physical and learning differences, sexual orientations and identities is thriving on our campus. Such diversity will inspire new angles of inquiry, new modes of analysis, new discoveries and new solutions. To learn more about how Stanford thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our IDEAL website, found here:

Why Stanford is for you:  

Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives,
  • And More!

The expected base pay range for this position is $148,000-$152,000 annually

This pay range reflects base pay, which is based on faculty rank and years in rank. It may not include all components of faculty compensation or pay from participation in departmental incentive compensation programs. For more information about compensation and our wide-range of benefits, including housing assistance, please contact the hiring department.

Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate including equivalent years in rank, training, and field or discipline; internal equity; and external market pay for comparable jobs.


How to apply:

The Pediatrics Department, School of Medicine, and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please submit a cover letter with optional diversity statement and CV.

Jacquelyn Horgan

PANS Program Manager

Department of Pediatrics-Division of Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology


Jennifer Frankovich, MD MS

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Rheumatology

Director, Stanford Children’s Immune Behavioral Health Clinic

Director, Stanford PANS/ IBH Research Program

To learn more about the Department of Pediatrics and the IBH/PANS Program, please visit:

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